Windows 10 19H2 build 18362.10005 rolls out to subset of Slow ring Insiders

What you need to know

  • Windows 10 build 18362.10006 is now available to Insiders in the Slow ring.
  • This is a minor update to the 18362.10005 build that rolled out earlier this week.
  • It turns on new features that were off by default in 18362.10005, but it's only available to a "subset" of Insiders.

Microsoft is pushing out a second Windows 10 19H2 test build for Insiders on the Slow ring today. Ticking the build number up to 18362.10006, this release turns on the new features that were off by default in the 18362.10005 build released earlier this week. The latest build is also only available to a subset of testers, so not every Slow ring Insider will see it.

"Today we have released 19H2 Build 18362.10006 for a subset of Windows Insiders that turns on the features delivered as part of Build 18362.10005," Microsoft said in an updated blog post.

Here's a recap of what was new in 18362.10005 and is now turned on by default in 18362.10006:

  • Windows containers require matched host and container version. This restricts customers and limits Windows containers from supporting mixed-version container pod scenarios This update includes 5 fixes to address this and allow the host to run down-level containers on up-level for process (Argon) isolation.
  • A fix to allow OEMs to reduce the inking latency based on the hardware capabilities of their devices rather than being stuck with latency selected on typical hardware configuration by the OS.
  • Key-rolling or Key-rotation feature enables secure rolling of Recovery passwords on MDM managed AAD devices upon on demand request from in-tune/MDM tools or upon every time recovery password is used to unlock the BitLocker protected drive. This feature will help prevent accidental recovery password disclosure as part of manual BitLocker drive unlock by users.
  • A change to enable third-party digital assistants to voice activate above the Lock screen.

Microsoft is taking a slow-and-steady approach to the features it is planning for the 19H2 release, and this method of testing reflects that. The 19H2 release is already expected to be relatively minor when compared to previously Windows 10 releases, and this way of testing allows Microsoft to more granularly control the flow of feedback.

Windows 10 19H2 is expected to launch this fall. If you're enrolled in the Slow ring, you can test it out now. Fast ring Insiders, on the other hand, are currently testing Windows 10 20H1, which is expected to release in the first half of 2020.

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